English Language Testing Society


In English Language Assessment Worldwide

Our goal at the English Language Testing Society (ELTSociety) is to become the leading advocate for excellence in English language testing. This includes large-scale proficiency testing, as well as the achievement testing happening with teachers and students in the classroom. We strive to advance, improve, promote and develop a widespread understanding of guidelines and best practices for language assessment worldwide.

People interested in language testing

What we're about


Whether you're an individual, a corporation, a classroom teacher or program administrator, as long as you routinely engage in English language testing and believe in the importance of best practice and collaboration, there is a place for you at ELTSociety. There are a number of challenges and choices associated with effective testing, for both teachers and large-scale test developers, and being a member involves you in a professional community of practice with like-minded individuals interested in best practices and solutions for dealing with them.


Our vision is that of an international education field that benefits from a greater understanding of best practices and principles (e.g. validity, reliability) in English language testing, whether on a large scale proficiency test or for a teacher-made test for the classroom. Promoting such assessment literacy among the membership, and in the wider English language testing field, is also a goal of the society. We aim to bring this vision to life through inter-disciplinary, worldwide collaboration.


Together we amass decades of experience in the International Education field. Our trustees' knowledge ranges from standardized test creation, international business and administration, teaching and much more.

Core principles


Being straightforward, honest and truthful in all professional and business relationships.


Not allowing bias, conflict of interest or the influence of others to override your professional judgement.

professional behavior

Complying with relevant laws and regulations of the nations we are based in.


No disclosing professional information unless having been given specific permission to do so or a legal duty to do so.


An ongoing commitment to your level of professional knowledge and skill.


Join the Community


Joining as a member means you are saying yes to becoming a leading advocate for the preservation of excellence in English language testing for professionals and organizations throughout the world. You will join a wide and diverse network of professionals in the field who are eager to collaborate and get to work.

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